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March 13th, 2017

Matei Curtasu

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Matei is a freelance copywriter/CD working in NYC and Berlin. Since his last post on MC (way back on 12.10.12), just after graduating from Miami Ad School Hamburg, he’s taken over the world. His portfolio includes projects for Google, Nike, adidas, AT&T, CNN, and Hornbach, for agencies including heimat Berlin and Havas NY—and Matei is now teaching at Miami Ad School. Time for an update!

Portfolio: matei.nyc

January 23rd, 2017

Steve Grimes

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Steve is a copywriter/creative director at The Richards Group in Dallas. All kinds of killer projects on his site, from “Nothing good happens after midnight. Except Denny’s.” to “Hacker” for Motel 6 (so perfectly relevant at the time of this posting!). Don’t miss his terrifying “Termites are monsters” spot for Terminix (above). Yikes!

Portfolio: stevegrimescreative.com

November 7th, 2016

Vidhi Shah

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Vidhi is a copywriter looking for opportunities in NYC after recently moving to the States from Argentina where she was a creative lead at Mother Buenos Aires. Killer variety of projects on her site, including short films for Renault (above), a PETA video featuring Pamela Anderson, Colors Magazine (where Vidhi was an editor), and the beginnings of The Global Warming Cookbook (and possibly pop-up restaurant). Dig it.

Portfolio: vidshah.com

October 10th, 2016

Copywriter Wanted: Publicis Hawkeye, Dallas

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Mike Todd, Director of Human Resources at Publicis Hawkeye in Dallas, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Publicis Hawkeye: “If you are someone who is up for an adventure and believes they have a bit of a ‘Quixote windmill toppling’ mindset, we might be the right place for you.

The Position

The Copywriter is a strategic thinker who can brainstorm ideas, develop concepts, and produce thoughtful, irresistible messaging for print and digital deliverables. The Copywriter works closely with an Art Director on integrated accounts and reports to the Creative Director.

Responsibilities

  • Writes effective, engaging, strategy-driven copy for a variety of direct response media.
  • Develops creative concepts in collaboration with art directors.
  • Adopts creative concepts to a wide variety of formats and media.
  • Presents creative strategy, rationales and comps to clients or prospective clients and leads their review of creative materials.
  • Develops professional knowledge in all aspects of direct response/advertising including offers, formats, graphics and design, consumer behavior, media, production, etc.

Skills & Experience

  • This position requires a college degree and at least 3+ years of experience in development of marketing campaigns, producing copy and concepts in an advertising profession, or a relevant combination of education and experience.
  • A master of good copy and headlines, but has a sense of art direction.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to convey ideas and information clearly, concisely and persuasively.
  • Direct and promotional marketing, mass advertising, B2B and interactive experience.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Excellent negotiating and problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding people management skills and positive attitude”

Send your link, rez and/or portfolio to Mike at: mike.todd@publicishawkeye.com

August 29th, 2016

David Rakowiecki

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David is a freelance copywriter/filmmaker in Austin, Texas. In addition to projects for MetLife, Amstel Light, Verizon, and Heineken on his site, you can view the trailer for his first feature film, Spoiler Alert. Love to see a copywriter who’s pursuing big screen dreams at the same time. Big ups!

Portfolio: davespots.carbonmade.com

August 3rd, 2016

Dan Peterson

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Dan is a senior copywriter at Publicis in Seattle. Since his last post on MC (on 01.21.13), he’s added all kinds of killer projects to his site, including MC’s favorite Super Bowl spot of 2016 featuring Drake for T-Mobile. Awesome script, Drake is brilliant, plus “Can we come in the box?” at the end. Doesn’t get better than that.

Portfolio: dp643.com

August 1st, 2016

Jose Benitez

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Jose is a senior copywriter Dieste in Chicago. Since his last post on MC (back on 12.04.14), he’s added a bunch of new projects to his site including Adoptable Trends, which turns shelter dogs into trending topics by naming them things like “Kim Kardashian’s Butt.” So smart. So cute! (The dog, not the butt.)

Portfolio: letsseeifthisnameistaken.com

June 20th, 2016

Craig Baldo

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Craig is a copywriter/CD/comedian in NYC. So much awesomeness all over his site, including Lumbergh for Atlassian (above), stand-up on Conan (wow), cartoons with Harry Bliss (featured in The New Yorker amongst others), and a page of tweets that made coffee shoot out MC’s nose. So good.

Portfolio: craigbaldo.com

June 8th, 2016

Todd Mitchell

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Todd is a freelance copywriter/CD in Boston. Since his last post on MC over six years ago (05.10.10, so long ago), Todd’s been busy. Like, super busy. Including lighting the 26-foot high Jack Daniel’s Barrel Tree (above), which looks like inspiration for MC’s 2016 front yard holiday display. Yes, please. Welcome back, Mr. Mitchell.

Portfolio: toddmitchellhome.com

May 19th, 2016

Enda Mac Nally

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Enda is a copywriter at Cawley Nea \ TBWA in Dublin, Ireland. Lots of killer projects on his site for all kinds of clients, including Maynooth University, TG4, Irish Rail, and Absolut. Don’t miss his “Smartdriver” video for No Nonsense (above). Good idea.

Portfolio: enda.co

April 20th, 2016

Garrett Musar

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Garrett is a junior copywriter at Publicis Seattle (as of April 2016, big congrats!). And yet, the index page of his Cargo site is so old. You’ll understand when you see it.

Portfolio: garrettmusar.com

April 18th, 2016

Jordan Dontos

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Jordan is a copywriter/ACD at Slingshot in Dallas. Since is last post on MC (09.27.13), he’s moved from Cargo to Squarespace (as many of us are doing) and added a bunch of new work to his site, including Terminix, Texas Tourism and Taco Bueno (above). Definitely time for an update!

Portfolio: jordandontos.com

December 14th, 2015

Heather Parke

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Heather is a freelance copywriter/ACD in Los Angeles. Check out her rez and you can’t help but be a little jealous of the agencies she’s worked with and the brands she’s worked on. Sick, sick, sick. MC had a hard time choosing what image to feature in Heather’s post, but if you have the opportunity to get Bradley Cooper’s face up there, that’s what you do. Right? Right.

Portfolio: heatherparke.com

September 23rd, 2015

Shloimy Notik & Chad O’Connell

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Shloimy is a copywriter at 360i in NYC. He shares a site with creative partner/art director Chad O’Connell. Together, they’ve launched a real dating app for bacon lovers called Sizzl (Oscar Mayer, client) that’s been getting all kinds of crazy press. It’s hot. It’s fresh. It’s crispy. MC is in love.

Portfolio: chadandshloimy.com

July 6th, 2015

Nick DiLallo

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Nick is a copywriter/ACD at McCann in NYC. His book is loaded with great social projects and campaigns for Chex, Cuervo, Wendy’s, Lucky Charms, and a jump-on-it special delivery for Questlove from Nature Valley. Well done, sir.

Portfolio: nickdilallo.com

January 7th, 2015

UPDATE: Craig Miller

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Craig is a copywriter/CD in Boston. Since his last post on MC (05.30.14), he’s gone full-time freelance and is willing to travel. He’s also added some new work to his site, including Water Critic Arthur Tweedie for PUR (above). Time for an update!

Portfolio: craigmillercreative.com

December 4th, 2014

Jose Benítez

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Jose is a copywriter at Dieste in Chicago. He’s also a professional skateboarder who did some time at Second City. (Proving once again that drummers, comedians and surfers/skateboarders make great copywriters.) So cool to see how writers like Jose jump from one ad culture to another—and one language to another. A good idea is a good idea.

Portfolio: letsseeifthisnameistaken.com

August 5th, 2014

Michelle Spivak

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Michelle is a copywriter/ACD at Code and Theory in NYC. Lots of great work all over her site, but extra big ups for her project Rethink Breast Cancer. So awesome to see a CW using her powers for good, and it doesn’t get much gooder than Breast Cancer: The Musical (above). Dig it.

Portfolio: michellespivak.com

May 30th, 2014

Craig Miller

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Craig is a copywriter/SVP/Group CD at Arnold Worldwide in Boston. Since his last post on MC (04.22.11), he moved from Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder to Arnold, and added a bunch of new work to his portfolio—which just rocks. It’s one those sites where you go, “Oh, that campaign. And that campaign. And he did that campaign, too. Geeeez.” Just awesome.

Portfolio: craigmillercreative.com

March 26th, 2014

Jayant Savant

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Jayant is Creative Copy Group Head at Publicis in Mumbai, India. How does a copywriter get a campaign of straight-up palindromes in his portfolio? When it’s a campaign for the Skoda Laura with Parktronic, which drives the same forward or backward. Tip o’ the Hat, Jayant. Palindromes!

Portfolio: coroflot.com/koffeewriter/portfolio

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